Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius from Sorrento

Cultural & Theme Tours in Sorrento

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from$53.84
4.3 out of 5

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Explore remains of the Roman town of Pompeii and climb the mountain that destroyed it. Stare into the volcanic crater of Mt. Vesuvius, and get panoramic views of the Bay of Naples from its summit.
Depart from Sorrento in the morning and enjoy the scenic ride along the Sorrentine peninsula towards Pompeii. Upon arrival, explore the remains of the baths, bakeries, arena, and brothels of the Ancient Roman city. Follow in the footsteps of its residents, some of whom are immortalized in startling plaster casts at the precise moment of their death.The visit includes headsets.Your guide will provide a historic commentary about the ruins, telling a terrible tale of the day it was destroyed, and bringing the remarkable site back to life. After free time for lunch, head to Mount Vesuvius by coach and climb to the summit of Vesuvius from the parking area. It is a 20-minute walk, traveling through soft volcanic ash and pumice.Vesuvius has erupted many times since 79 AD, and lava flows have scarred the sides, stripping away vegetation to leave a visible reminder of the destructive power of nature. But you will be rewarded with stunning views into the crater, where even now steam escapes from its vents. Look down too at the panoramic vistas of the Bay of Naples, before your scenic drive back to Sorrento. Return to Sorrento approx. at 16.00/17.00

What’s included

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees to Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Step back in time on a history tour
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